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17 SEC girls’s soccer stars shine in 2023 World Cup

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A complete of 17 present and former Southeastern Convention girls’s soccer student-athletes are at present representing their respective international locations on the 2023 World Cup stage in Australia and New Zealand. With greater than 130 NCAA athletes competing within the occasion, the SEC is house to the third-most of any convention.

Half of the league’s membership has at the least one athlete within the area, with seven completely different colleges boasting World Cup opponents together with Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Gators prepared the ground with 5 athletes competing on nationwide groups, tied for the 4th-most amongst all NCAA colleges.

Former Tennessee ahead Hannah Wilkinson (2012-2016) holds the excellence of scoring the primary aim of the 2023 World Cup on the opening day of the match, main New Zealand to a 1-0 upset of Norway and securing the host nation’s first-ever win within the occasion.

Southeastern Convention athletes don 10 completely different nationwide flags out of the 32 groups that certified for the match, which runs July 20 – August 20. 4 SEC athletes are teammates on Canada’s nationwide group, and three extra symbolize Jamaica collectively.

Group play will wrap up on August 3, with 16 international locations advancing to the Knockout stage beginning on August 5. Quarterfinals begin on August 10, with the semifinals following August 15-16, and culminating with the championship on August 20.

SEC within the 2023 World Cup